Apple gets greener with $55M investment in a solar farm

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Apple is continuing its effort to green its company, this time putting $55 million into a 100 acre, 17.5 megawatt solar farm in North Carolina.

On Monday night Claremont City signed off on a development agreement with Apple to annex land for its new solar farm, according to the Hickory Record.

This latest investment further cements the company’s commitment to fighting climate change by powering many of its facilities with renewable resources instead of coal. In April the company announced that its data centers and 120 retail centers would be powered with renewable resources. It also plans to have its new headquarters run entirely on green energy.

Still Apple’s vice president for environmental initiatives, Lisa Jackson, a former U.S. Environmental Protection Agency administrator, has her work cut out for her. In order to combat climate change further, Apple will have to get its suppliers on board too.

Via Cult of Mac

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